Events for week of November 29, 2020
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Please be advised that Fees for Pool Access have been changed:
|Children 12 - 17||$20.00|
|Family of 5|
(2 Adults + 3 Kids)
The City of Chester, PA is seeking assistance from qualified professional planning and design consultants to prepare a municipal-wide parks, trails, and open space master plan. Consultant firms are invited to submit formal proposals that detail the scope of work and budget as well as participate in the final interview process. After reviewing the RFP submittals and interviews with the consultant teams, the City of Chester will identify its preferred candidate and enter into negotiations resulting in a final contract agreement.
The Department of Parks and Recreation is releasing the Mother's Day Route, as the route has changed from previous years.
7th and Penn to 7th and Jeffrey
- Left Turn to 4th and Jeffrey
- Left turn to 4th and Yarnall
- Right turn to 3rd and Yarnall
The three stops are 7th and Lloyd, 7th and Tilghman, and 7th and Jeffrey
Join us as Chester supports Chester on our Panther’s road to UYFL Nationals in Florida!
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Chester City Hall Community Room
Registration Days: Monday through Friday
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Place: City of Chester, 1 Fourth Street Chester, PA 19013
Deadline: November 20, 2015
Kids Ages: Newborn to 12 Years Old
Must have kids Social Security Card
Parents must have Driver's License or State ID
Must live in Delaware County
For more information, please contact Parks & Recreation at 610-447-7700.
The 2018 swimming pool season at Memorial Park begins June 16 – September 3, 2018. The pool is open every day from 12:00-6:00pm.
You can obtain a pool application at Chester City Hall or by downloading the application on this page.
To purchase a day or seasonal pass, please review the current pool fees.
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE WITH A MONEY ORDER.
|Children 12 – 17||$20.00|
|Family of 5|
(2 Adults + 3 Kids)
Chester City Hall - One Fourth Street
Saturday, June 17, 2017
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Door Prizes will be available
For more information, call 610-447-7861
The meeting for Zoning Board Hearing Meeting for Wednesday, February 15, 2017 has been cancelled for the month of February due to lack of applications.
The meeting for Planning Commission Meeting for Wednesday, February 8, 2017 has been cancelled for the month of February due to lack of applications.
Are you a Chester City Police Officer or Teacher in the Chester-Upland School District?
The Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County is offering $3,000 in grant funds to one (1) Police Officer and one (1) teacher in the form of down payment of closing costs assistance to purchase their primary residence in the City of Chester. Certain restrictions apply.
See the flyer below for more information.
We are in need of 150 volunteers to participate in a training (drill), to familiarize our residents with the screening and distribution of medication in the event there was a biological threat present in the City of Chester and surrounding areas.
*** Interested in volunteering? ***
Email your contact information to Rosetta Cater at: [email protected]
Join us as we kick off our Fourth Annual
5k Run / Walk for Breast Cancer
This event is FREE for EVERYONE!
Location: Chester Waterfront (Seaport Drive) & (Flower Street)
Pre-register by: 10/01/2016
Walk / Run Date: 10/22/2016
On-Site Registration Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time promptly at 8:00 AM
For more information contact Ms. Rosetta Carter (610) 447-7700 ext. 7955
Come Celebrate the City of Chester's
Let's Move! 6th Anniversary Celebration and Health Awareness Month
|Saturday 2/20 11-3pm||City of Chester Wellness Week & Chester Biddy League Health Fair||Showalter Middle School|
|Sunday 2/21 various times||Healthy Churches - A Matter of the Heart||Various Locations|
|Monday 2/22 12-1pm||Health Awareness Week Information Table||City Hall|
|Tuesday 2/23 11-1:30pm||Heart Disease & Stroke: What Seniors Should Know||Community Room @ Chester City Hall|
|Wednesday 2/24 10am||City Council Proclamation||Chester City Hall|
|Wednesday 2/24 various times||Walk 4 Wellness Wednesday||Various Locations|
|Thursday 2/25 9am - 12pm||Fit Frenzy Fun Day!||Showalter Middle School|
|Friday 2/26 10am - 2pm||Chester Apartments Health & Fair||Chester Apartments 1225 West 9th Street|
Please call Ms. Rosetta Carter at the Bureau of Health (610) 447-7770
These events are sponsored by Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and Councilman William Jacobs, Director of Public Safety
3rd Men's Wellness Breakfast
"Men's Health Matters"
Featuring: Glenn Ellis
President / Senior Consultant at Strategies for Well-Being, LLC
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Chester City Hall Community Room
1 Fourth Street
Chester, PA 19013
For more information please contact:
Rosetta Carter, Community Health Director @ 610-447-7770 x7955
Please be advised that we will be experiencing extreme weather conditions throughout the City of Chester, with temperatures reportedly dropping below zero this evening and overnight. We encourage all residents to stay inside.
In the event of a power outage, we strongly advise residents to seek temporary shelter with family or friends.
We also advise our homeless population to seek adequate shelter at one of the agencies below. If you see someone who is homeless and in need of shelter, please call 911.
Emergency Shelter Information
City Team Ministries
634 Sproul Street
Chester, PA 19013
151 West 15th Street
Chester, PA 19013
Please be mindful to check on our elderly!
City of Chester Department of Public Safety’s
3rd Annual 5K Walk / Run
Councilman William “Al” Jacobs, Director
Chester Waterfront (Seaport Drive)
7:30 AM Sharp
We Invite you to pre-register by contacting:
Ms. Rosetta Carter, Community Health Education Director
@ 610-447-7770 x7955
This is a free event and open to the public!
CITY OF CHESTER TOP TEN PUBLIC SAFETY & HEALTH CODE VIOLATIONS
The City of Chester Department of Public Safety is committed to working with the community to help preserve the quality and integrity of our neighborhoods, while ensuring public health and safety. Our Code Enforcement staff has identified the TOP TEN CODE VIOLATIONS most commonly found within our community.
In accordance with the Chester City Codified Ordinances, if founded these violations may warrant fines of up to $1000.00.
- Construction or Building without Permits
- Unlawful Operation of Businesses
- High Weeds and Grass
- Unregistered / Inoperable/Abandoned Motor Vehicles
- Trash & Debris
- Vacant, Unsecured Property
- Miscellaneous Property Maintenance Violations
- Unleashed Dogs
- Pet Allowance
- Animal Waste
We encourage residents to report suspected violations within their neighborhood to the Department of Public Safety Bureau of Health. You may contact the Department with any questions or concerns at 610-447-7770. You may also pick up a detailed copy of these regulations at Chester City Hall 1 E. Fourth Street Chester, PA, or click ‘Public Notices’ at www.ChesterCity.com
Councilman William Al Jacobs, Director
Ieasa Nichols, Public Health Commissioner
The City has adopted a Curfew Ordinance. Please see the document linked below for more information.
"The Eyes and Ears to insure that students are safe on their way to and from school."
Office of the Community Liaisons
Mayor John A. Linder
Primary duets of Community Block Leaders in Chester are as follows:
- Nurturing Neighborhood pride among residents
- Volunteers in this position work in conjunction with city government to keep residential blocks safe and clean.
Office of the Community Liaisons
Mayor John A. Linder
As part of ongoing construction at Kimberly-Clark, located at 1 Avenue of the States, an implosion will take place on this Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7am to demolish a portion of the Boiler Building onsite.
HOW WILL THIS IMPACT ME?
- you may hear loud noises during the implosion and a siren/air horn warning before the implosion
- you may feel slight ground vibration during the implosion
Access to roadways in and around the area WILL be restricted for a short time before and after the blast.
This blast WILL NOT impact air or water quality.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
F.Y. 2021 City of Chester Annual Action Plan
Delaware County, PA
Notice is hereby given that the City of Chester, in accordance with the City's Plan for Citizen Participation, will hold an initial public hearing in connection with the preparation of the F.Y. 2021 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. A virtual public hearing will be held at 9:30 A.M. in City Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 1 Fourth Street, Chester, PA, on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. For public health reasons, the virtual Public Hearing will be live streamed on the City Facebook Live platform. Questions or comments can be submitted during the Public Hearing by calling (610) 447-7700, Extension 7951.
The purpose of the hearing is as follows:
- To obtain the views of citizens and local organizations regarding overall community, economic development and housing needs in the City of Chester.
- To provide a summary of program requirements, answer questions about the Consolidated Plan/Action Plan process, and advise citizens and groups about the process for review of proposals prior to the preparation of a proposed Action Plan.
All interested individuals and organizations are invited to offer their views and comments on the housing, community, and economic development needs of the City of Chester.
If special arrangements need to be made for accommodations in order to participate in the Public Hearing, such as translation services or accommodations for persons with a hearing, speech, or visual disability, please contact the Chester Economic Development Authority (CEDA) at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Hearing at (610) 447-7854 or by email to [email protected]. (dial 711 for the hearing impaired). Cualquier persona que no habla Inglés que desean asistir a la reunión pública deben comunicarse con CEDA cinco (5) días del calendario antes de la reunión y un intérprete de lenguaje se proporcionará.
Based on F.Y. 2020 allocations, the City estimates that its F.Y. 2021 CDBG Program allocation will be $1,277,500.00 and its HOME Program allocation will be $344,500.00. A summary of the proposed Annual Action Plan will be published in the Delaware County Daily Times and posted on the City’s website at www.chestercity.com prior to the next virtual Public Hearing on the Annual Action Plan, which is scheduled to be held in City Council Chambers on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 9:30 A.M. The City intends to submit its Annual Action Plan for F.Y. 2021 funds to HUD on or about April 30, 2021.
Mayor, City of Chester
Now Accepting Toys for Tots Applications
WHEN: Monday – Friday
TIME: 9:30am -1:30pm
DEADLINE: November 25, 2020
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO
F.Y. 2020 ACTION PLAN
ADDITION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
CORONAVIRUS (CDBG-CV) FUNDS
CITY OF CHESTER
The City of Chester was allocated an additional $285,451.00 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds to assist the City with its response to the effects of the coronavirus-related public health crisis. The City hereby gives notice that it plans to amend the F.Y. 2020 Action Plan in connection with the Community Development Block Grant Program to add the following projects to assist with immediate needs being faced by homeowners in Chester as follows:
Mortgage and Utility Assistance for low/moderate income homeowners
The Chester Community Improvement Project will administer an Emergency Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program to assist low to moderate income eligible Chester homeowners who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through actions such as lay-offs, furloughs, or reduced work hours. Mortgage assistance will be for a maximum of three (3) months capped at $4,000 per family. Utility assistance will be for a maximum of three (3) months capped at $1,000 per family. The Program is expected to serve approximately 48 homeowners and will be available to Chester residents only. The budgeted amount for this Program is $260,000.
Administration and Planning
Oversight, management, monitoring and coordination of Projects. The budgeted amount is $25,451.
This Notice is intended to provide sufficient detail to enable citizens to determine the scope of the projects to be funded and to comment on such projects. Written questions or comments may be submitted during the comment period of October 21, 2020 to November 6, 2020, to the Chester Economic Development Authority, P.O. Box 407, Chester PA 19016, to the attention of Mrs. Jo Ann Ruark or by email to [email protected]. Telephone inquiries can be made by calling CEDA at (610) 447-7854.
The City will undertake the required environmental review of the projects in order to determine if the projects will have a significant impact on the human environment and any effect on historic and archaeological resources.
A virtual Public Hearing on this Amendment will be held at 9:30 a.m., prior to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, in Council Chambers, 1 Fourth Street, Chester, PA, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. For public health reasons, the virtual Public Hearing will be live streamed on the City Facebook Live platform. Questions or comments can be submitted during the Public Hearing by calling (610) 447-7700, Extension 7951. If special arrangements need to be made for accommodations in order to participate in the public hearing, such as translation services or accommodations for persons with a hearing, speech, or visual disability, please contact Mrs. Jo Ann Ruark at the above phone number or email (dial 711 for the hearing impaired), to make arrangements at least three (3) calendar days prior to this meeting, and assistance will be provided. Cualquier persona que no habla Inglés que desean asistir a la reunion pública deben comunicarse con la Sra. Ruark tres (3) dias del calendario antes de la reunion y un intérprete de lenguaje se proporcionará.
City Council will take formal action on the proposed Amendment at the City Council meeting on Thursday, November 12, 2020, and intends to submit the above-referenced Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on or about November 18, 2020. All comments received by November 6, 2020, will be considered.
Mayor of the City of Chester
PA Medical Cannabis Grow Process Facility in Chester, PA looking for team members to join us as we embark on the next phase of bringing quality cannabis products to our patients.
If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more information about our company, culture, and products, visit our website at www.agri-kind.com
Supervisor: Property Manager _______=
Effective Date: 01/01/2020_____________________________________________
Under direct supervision of the Property Manager performs general manual and limited unskilled work in the maintenance and upkeep of public housing grounds. Responsibilities include performing a variety of custodial, grounds keeping tasks at the various Authority properties, may operate simple hand tools. Instructions are specific in nature on all but previously learned tasks, and work is subject to review for quality upon completion.
Essential Job Functions (An incumbent may or may not perform all the following duties)
The statements contained here reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the work load.
- Performs general grounds maintenance.
- Pick up debris for eventual disposal as instructed, keeps Authority grounds free of trash.
- Emptying trash receptacles.
- Sweep streets
- Reports any unsafe or hazardous conditions encountered or observed on Authority property.
- Uses a variety of small hand tools and implements such as but not limited to rakes, shovels, brooms, mops, pliers, hedge clippers, etc.
- Sweeps and maintains parking areas.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Required Knowledge and Abilities
- Knowledge of grounds maintenance practices and procedures.
- Knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, and materials used in repair and groundskeeping.
- Knowledge of the occupational hazards and applicable safety precautions of the assigned work.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, residents, contractors, and the general public.
- Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work while standing for extended periods of time.
- Ability to bend or stoop down
Minimum, Education, Training and/or Experience
- Graduation from high school, or equivalent.
- Some experience in maintenance or grounds care.
- Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities may be considered sufficient.
- Ability to be bonded.
- Must be insurable under the Housing Authority's vehicle insurance policy.
CHESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY
Classification: Maintenance Manager
Supervisor: Director of Housing Operations
Effective date: July 1, 2020
Under the direction of the Director of Housing Operations, this team member plans, organizes, manages, and provides administration and oversight for the Chester Housing Authority Maintenance Department; sets priorities and directs the work of assigned staff on a project or day-to-day basis; supervises the full range of day-to-day technical maintenance, repair, installation, alteration, and construction activities involving carpentry, plumbing, roofing, painting, mechanical, heating, air conditioning, and electrical trades work to improve, maintain, and renovate CHA buildings, facilities, and grounds; performs a variety of administrative tasks relative to the functional area; and performs related work as required.
Essential Job Functions
Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations where and when appropriate so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
- Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises and reviews work of assigned staff in the maintenance of all Housing Authority buildings and facilities.
- Manages the work order system and daily allocation of tasks for assigned maintenance staff in order to meet the appropriate priority for the work. Provides monthly reports to the Director of Housing Operations on work output.
- Ensures and measures customer service in accordance with the Agency’s expectations.
- Observes, directs, and evaluates the execution of the full range of facilities maintenance duties which includes a wide variety of routine to technical maintenance, repair, installation, alteration, and construction activities involving carpentry, plumbing, roofing, painting, mechanical, heating, air conditioning, and electrical trades work; may participate in performing technical building maintenance and repair work if qualified.
- Ensures that the Authority’s maintenance policies and procedures are followed and updated as needed.
- Evaluates employee performance, including completing performance evaluations, advices and effectively recommending progressive disciplinary action as needed; assists in employee selection and promotion. Manages leave requests from staff to ensure adequate day time and on–call coverage at all times.
- Plans, schedules, prioritizes, and assigns routine and emergency maintenance, preventative maintenance and annual inspections and repair work; communicates status of repairs to appropriate personnel, working cooperatively to schedule repairs in accordance with established and special operational priorities.
- Provides reports and/or update measures, monitoring the work load and operations and activities of the Maintenance Division; implements quality control measures; identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; provides recommendations concerning process changes and operational efficiencies; reviews recommendations with appropriate management staff and implements agreed-upon improvements.
- May answer emergency phone calls for after-hours maintenance support on a secondary basis, provides support as needed to the primary on-call duty staff, and when necessary responds to calls as well and/or calls in a vendor.
- Manages procurement of and relationships with third-party vendors for a wide range of contracted services, including but not limited to cycle and vacancy painting and flooring replacement, elevator maintenance, landscaping, and similar ongoing maintenance needs, ensuring work is done in compliance with contract requirements.
- May provide input into the design, engineering, construction, and field inspection processes for Capital Improvement and Extraordinary Maintenance Projects to ensure contractors’ compliance with Housing Authority standards; attends preconstruction meetings; performs detailed plan checks of construction and design to ensure adherence to established policy and sound engineering practices.
- Monitors the maintenance budget monthly. Manages inventory control to ensure that adequate but not excessive stock is kept and that costs are adequately budgeted for and assigned to the correct properties.
- Recommends training for employees in work methods, use of tools and equipment, and relevant safety precautions.
- Assists in developing short-term and long-term plans, work plans, procedures, and schedules.
- Responds to complaints and answers questions from tenants or escalates to management, as necessary.
- Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.
- Maintains public facilities of shop areas, storage sites, and other work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the workday.
- Manages the disaster recovery plan for the agency and represents the agency at meetings on such topics.
- Maintains accurate computerized logs and records of work performed and materials and equipment used; prepares reports as required.
- Performs other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge and Abilities
- Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures.
- Techniques for managing systems and providing a high level of customer service to the public and Housing Authority staff, in person and over the telephone.
- Record keeping principles and procedures; basic computer applications related to the work; English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation; basic arithmetic related to mechanical, electrical, and electronic components.
- Yardi, TenMast or Emphysis (or similar) knowledge and ability to utilize electronic systems to manage and monitor workflow.
- Safe work methods and safety practices pertaining to the work, including the handling of hazardous chemicals; safe driving rules and practices.
- Principles and practices, methods, equipment, tools, and materials used in maintaining, repairing, constructing, and installing buildings and facilities, including carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry, and mechanical and electrical work.
- Ability to work in less than ideal conditions, g. noise, high traffic areas, etc.
- Ability to estimate building and repair costs and to prepare specifications for new purchases for equipment and supplies.
- Ability to orient other workers and to explain organizational policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors, consultants, contractors, architects, residents, HUD, and local, state, and federal officials; ability to communicate with people from a broad range of socio-economic
- Ability to establish, monitor, and achieve objectives through skillful delegation of
- Ability to physically walk and survey facilities in order to conduct
- Ability to work/inspect in wet, damp, hot, cold, or dusty
- Ability to stoop kneel in order to gain access to work
- Ability to work while standing for extended periods of
- Ability to lift 50 unassisted.
Minimum Education, Training, and/or Experience
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
- Equivalent to graduation from an accredited two or four-year college or university with major coursework in construction management, urban studies, public administration, property management, or a related field
- Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in maintenance operations and management, including one year of lead or supervisory experience, two years preferred. Experience with underserved populations and rental housing is preferred.
- A valid driver's license
- Possession of CMM and CAMT certification or ability to become certified within 12 months of the date of hire is required.
- On-call 24-hours to respond to emergencies
CHESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AND IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
J.P. Mascaro is looking to hire 5-6 Chester residents immediately.
Call General manager Tony Bergandino during normal business hours: